Hip hop group N-Dubz have announced they will re-form for a UK arena tour later this year.
The group announced the end of their decade-long hiatus on social media on Monday.
The surprise announcement revealed that new single ‘Charmer’ would be released on Thursday 19th May, with tickets for the November 2022 tour going on sale the following day.
“Charmer is instantly recognizable as an N-Dubz song, with her trademark storytelling through the slick raps of Dappy and Fazer, alongside the cheeky vocals of Tulisa,” said a spokesperson for the group.
The track was written by the band and produced by Rymez, best known for his work with artists such as Stefflon Don, D Block Europe and Adekunle Gold.
It will premiere Thursday night on BBC 1 Xtra and will be released immediately after the first track.
The Back To The Future tour kicks off in Newcastle on November 7th and ends in Manchester on Saturday November 19th.
N-Dubz consists of rappers Dappy, real name Costadinos Contostavlos, his cousin Tulisa Contostavlos and Fazer, real name Richard Rawson.
The band’s first two albums, Uncle B and Against All Odds, went platinum in the UK.
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In 2009 they hit number one in the UK Singles Chart with Number One, a collaboration with Tinchy Stryder.
They have won four mobo awards including Best Newcomer in 2007, Best Album and Act in 2009 and Best Song in 2010 and were nominated for a Brit Award for Best British Single in 2010.
The group originally announced plans for a two-year hiatus to focus on their solo careers in 2011, but have not released any new material since.
Individual members have had their share of controversies, including court appearances for Dappy and Tulisa.
Dappy has admitted to “getting out of control” after he started making money and avoided two prison sentences in 2014 and 2017.
Tulisa was also arrested in 2013 on suspicion of supplying Class A drugs, but the charges were later dropped after prosecution witness “fake sheikh” Mazher Mahmood was found guilty during her 2014 trial of tampering with evidence.
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